Christmas and New Years is just around the corner - and as usual, they’re bringing a flood of festive party invites to seriously block up your calendar. In preparation for the party-filled weeks ahead, here are the best seven pre-party beauty tips you absolutely cannot do without this summer!
For your face – invigorating skin needling
DO: Try skin needling this summer! Your face will be eternally grateful for the extra hydration after all those sleepless nights (you party animal, you). By stimulating the skin to produce naturally stunning results, skin needling is one of the best ways to reduce acne scarring, visible pores, and fine lines so you can look your best, naturally! Using the latest and greatest in skincare technology, skin needling is the beauty trend you will need to survive late summer nights and nosy relatives this Christmas.
DON’T: Ignore your facial needs!
GET IT AT: Avenue Advance Skin Care | 22 The Avenue, Windsor
For your legs – a happily natural tan
DO: Get a gloriously bronze tan this summer, sans the sunspots and deadly UV rays. Forget tandoori-coloured arms and suspiciously uneven legs - some of Melbourne’s best beauticians can create a natural-looking, streak-free tan you’ll want to keep all Christmas. Give a gift to yourself – you’ve earned it this year!
DON’T: Go full Oompa Loompa on us this summer.
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For your luscious locks – summer colours and cuts
DO: Try a new cut or colour for summer. Perhaps you’ve had a particularly scarring haircut and/or colouring experience, but does that mean you should be condemned to wearing the same hairdo all summer? We think not. Whether you’ve got a new do in mind, or you’re looking for the perfect hairdresser to restyle your look, put your prized locks in the hands of some of the best hairdressers in Melbourne and watch them work their Edward Scissorhand skills.
DON’T: Go and chop it all off without a plan in a moment of desperation for a new do.
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For your eyebrows – thread those babies
DO: Skip the wax and choose threading this summer. Easier on the delicate skin around your eyes and perfect for Melburnians with sensitive skin, threading uses no chemicals with the same sharply defined results! Yes please and thank-you. An ancient hair removal technique dating back to India and Central Asia, those old folk definitely knew what was up with unwanted hair.
DON’T: Suffer through irritated red rashes around your eyes.
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Ottoman3 | Level 1 at the entry point of the walkway from Melbourne Central to Emporium
Lash and Brow Boudoir | 204 Church Street, Richmond and 163 Commercial Road, Prahran
For your unwanted hair – get rid of it with style
DO: Leave your undignified swear words at the door - you won’t need them during one of the least painful waxes in Melbourne! When it comes to things like waxing, it can be tricky to leave your appointment with the same class and dignity you had when you arrived. Luckily, Melbourne’s best waxing specialists can get you through your dreaded monthly appointment with the kind of delicate pampering and care you deserve.
DON’T: Go through any unnecessary flaming pain.
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For your nails – get some bling
DO: Invest in your nails. A particularly popping set of pointers might mean you can slack off on your outfits this summer, so head to some of Melbourne’s best nail bars for some serious cuticle pampering. From the crowd-favourite classic mani to longwear gel and glittery concoctions, these two nail studios use natural products that are great for the party season. Without the paint-like stench, you’ll be keen to show of these pearly, nail-y gems all day!
DON’T: Go for the subtle option this time.
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For your lashes – get a boost
DO: Try out a lash extension or lash lift this summer. Frame those big beautiful gems you’ve got sitting under your lashes this season by trying a lash lift for some extra wow factor. Pretty much a semi-permanent lash perm, but with more boom, you’ll love fluttering these extended lash-y babies all night. As a bonus, lash lifts are heaps easier to maintain than lash extensions! Hooray!
DON’T: Spend summer curling your lashes.
GET IT AT: Amy Jean Eye Couture | Level 1, 14 Collins Street, Melbourne
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